douglas trumbull and christopher nolan

In 1968, Douglas Trumbull was a 23-year-old animator who had been hand-picked by director Stanley Kubrick to work on a science fiction film called 2001: A Space Odyssey. Trumbull was eventually tasked with pioneering visual effects for several of the movie’s most memorable sequences, and the unforgettable results turned him into a legend in the field.

In 2018, Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) oversaw a 70mm “unrestoration” of the movie that he showed at the Cannes Film Festival and later played in theaters in the United States.

Now, Trumbull says he was “flabbergasted” at the studio’s decision to choose Nolan to oversee this work instead of him – someone who, you know, actually worked on the original movie.  Read More »

Tenet on a Game Boy Advance

Last year, Christopher Nolan‘s time-bending action film Tenet became – fairly or not – the film that would theoretically save theatrical moviegoing in America. After enduring multiple release date delays which served to build hype to practically unprecedented levels, the film was finally released last July…and – surprise, surprise – it was not able to live up to the impossible expectations with which it was saddled. Through it all, there was a consistent message from Nolan himself: this movie should be seen on the biggest and best screen possible.

Now, an intrepid YouTuber has hilariously gone directly against Nolan’s wishes and committed what the filmmaker might consider the ultimate moviegoing sin: putting Tenet on multiple cartridges and watching it on a Game Boy Advance. Watch the video below, and learn how to do this yourself.
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tenet opening in new york

Christopher Nolan‘s temporal pincer movement must’ve finally worked, because six months after initially opening and three months after hitting digital and Blu-ray, Tenet is finally opening in New York theaters this Friday. NYC theaters have been shut down for months and are slowly opening back up – even though they probably shouldn’t just yet – which means it’s time for Warner Bros. to finally roll out Nolan’s latest epic on the big screen in the Big Apple.

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tenet release date

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen to Tenet costume designer Jeffrey Kurland talk about the details that went into the wardrobe to help define each character in the film. Plus, even though Christmas is over, you’re still entitled to some holiday horror, and you can get it in Todd Spence‘s Christmas-themed short Jolly. And finally, a professional pool player examines scenes featuring billiards in movies and TV shows like The Color of Money, Mystic Pizza, and Seinfeld. Read More »

tenet spoiler review

In a cruel twist of fate, Christopher Nolan‘s latest film Tenet is about traveling backwards in time to change the future at a time when that’s exactly what we’d like to do in order to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Maybe the pandemic is the result of an evil future villain coming back to ruin the world. But honestly, we’re not sure there’s anyone out there who could easily figure out how to travel back in time in this manner to pull off some kind of complex world-ending scenario. That’s because, as the Tenet Honest Trailer succinctly puts it, this is the most Christopher Nolan movie yet, for better or worse. Read More »

tenet release date

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores how Christopher Nolan might have a problem with the execution of exposition in movies like Tenet, Insterstellar, and Inception. Plus, check out a Christmas light show at someone’s house that’s synced to the music of The Mandalorian. And finally, learn how to make a little flipbook inspired by Pixar’s new movie Soul. Read More »

Memento Connection to Tenet

Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet is all about going backwards and forwards in time in a manner more complex and visually stimulating than any other time travel movie before. So it only makes sense that the filmmaker’s breakout movie Memento, which also played with narrative chronology, planted the seed of what he would bring with his future blockbuster.

While making the publicity rounds for the home video release of Tenet, Christopher Nolan discussed how the opening scene of Memento wasn’t just a way to introduce the audience to the film’s non-chronological storytelling. The scene also harbored the filmmaker’s larger ambition to bring that kind of temporal narrative style into the blockbuster arena for the movie that would become Tenet. Read More »

tenet opening scene

Tenet, Christopher Nolan‘s latest big, slightly confusing sci-fi action extravaganza, hits 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital this week, so Warner Bros. has gone ahead and released the opening scene online. Nolan’s action-packed prologues have become their own mini-movies in some ways – the opening scenes of both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight rises were released theatrically months before either of those titles opened, and this Tenet prologue played in certain IMAX theaters before Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerNow, you can watch it below.

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Christopher Nolan Directing James Bond

Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed blockbuster filmmakers in the game, and he has a vibe that sometimes feels a little stuffy, even if he’s not necessarily cold in real life. For example, many were shocked to learn that Nolan is a huge fan of the goofy comedy MacGruber, so much that he even sent an e-mail wishing luck to everyone when production on Peacock’s sequel series pilot began. Now we’re learning that Nolan likes his junk food action cinema too, because he’s admitted to liking the Fast ad Furious movies, especially the original from 2001. Read More »

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Tenet Featurette

Christopher Nolan‘s complex time inversion blockbuster Tenet is finally leaving theaters and coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas. To hype the forthcoming home video release, Warner Bros. Pictures released a featurette that showcases hip-hop artist Travis Scott‘s original song “The Plan” and how it came to be in the movie. It turns out we have Grammy-winning Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson (above right) to thank for that. Read More »